North Stradbroke Island weekend
Saturday, 29 October 2011
Rescheduled: A weekend trip across Moreton Bay camping at Blakesley's Anchorage on North Stradbroke Island.
PLEASE REGISTER BY TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER
Yellow line (Sat), Red line (Sun), fine yellow line (option if significant SE winds - also an option for the return trip if S/SE winds). Click on the map for Google maps.
Meet time 1 : A week before hand (date/time TBA) for a trip pre-brief and to work out food groups
Meet time 2 : Friday 30 Sept 5PM - some members meet to pack boats & gear.
Meet time 3: Sat morning at club shed: Time TBA (early)
Paddler Requirements: Participants must be able to paddle a loaded sea kayak up to 20 km at a rate of at least 4 km / hr with stops. Please check your abilities while paddling on the river using the local distances as an estimate. Paddlers must be confident in performing wet exits and T-rescues, and should not have major difficulty with citycat waves when in a sea kayak. They must be able to turn, steer, and otherwise handle a sea kayak adequately.
Gear: A general gear list to get you started is here
Tides: Saturday - Low ~ 5:24 AM (4:39AM @ BB) + 45 , high ~11:39PM (11:09@BB) + 30, low ~6:35PM (5:50 PM @BB) | Sunday - low ~6:05 AM (5:20AM@BB), high ~12:42PM (11:57PM@BB)
How to get to the put in point
The Put in Point Boat Ramp
Facilities at Blakesley's: some rubbish bins (nothing else). All tents, water, food, and gear must be brought in and taken out via sea kayak.
Risks: Sunburn, cold/hypothermia, rain, marine and terrestrial animals, boat traffic, wind, fatigue, weather changes, paddle injuries, capsize, sea sickness.
Costs: Petrol money, boat wear and tear contribution for two days. No camping fees. You will need to bring your own food & paddle snacks (and/or sort it out with other participants).
Registration and Contact: Martin. Please indicate if you are able to provide transport (if so how many spaces), and if you are able to transport kayaks (if so how many). If you need camping gear, please book book this as well.
If you have not previously demonstrated rescue techniques please email as soon as you can so this can be arranged well before the trip.